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Within the `Preliminary Dissertation' of his Theodicy, Leibniz pronounces himself an apologist for the compatibilist doctrines of unique sin, election and reprobation propounded by way of the theologians of the Augsburg Confession. in response to these theologians, man's activities are decided yet guy keeps the ability to act another way and for this reason is answerable for his activities. Savage argues that Leibniz, in formulating his apology, availed himself of either his doctrine of attainable worlds and his finite-infinite research contrast (the latter being utilized in the former). Savage demanding situations the dogma that Leibniz's metaphysical rules entail that people are powerless to behave in a different way and that God can't conceive of them appearing in a different way. He argues that interpreters deduce the dogma from these rules because of doubtful extra-textual premises, for instance, Leibnizian person has just one whole suggestion or can't be individuals except the individual it really is.

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